Must Visit Family Holiday Destinations In India

We all work hard for a living, be it a student, an employee, a homemaker and so on. No matter what we do, we all go through myriad mammoth tasks every day; and while immersing ourselves in completing these tasks, our body becomes fatigued and our lives become mundane as a whole. This happens as we hardly get time to be with our family and our loved ones. Spending some quality time with our family members is just the ideal option for all of us to break away from the “hectic life” realm; and we ought to, as this helps one to revitalize and rejuvenate one’s body and soul. And for that, we all ought to take a break from our busy mundane chores. And what could possibly be the better option than going on a family vacation?

Going on a family vacation can actually help you to exude all your work’s blues and helps you to soak in all the positivity that is around you. And talking about family holiday destinations, India is one of the best family holiday destinations. It comes with a box full of myriad hill stations, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, religious sites, deserts, and other such tourist attractions. And the best part is, these family vacation destinations are favorable at all seasons. So you do not have to worry about thinking as to which season would be ideal for a family holiday.

You will find a wide array of family holiday destinations in India. Here is a list of some of the best family holiday destinations that await you at your doorstep:


Known as God’s Own Country, Kerala is one of the best family holiday destinations in India. Land of coconut trees and backwaters, Kerala boasts of its exquisite flora and fauna, rich and natural vegetation, beaches, and romantic views, etc. The exquisite sites allure everyone and no one could say no to this heavenly place. Also, this place offers you with some renowned Ayurvedic spas and wellness centers.

The following are the must-visit places in Kerala:

•      Backwaters of Alleppey

•      Kovalam Beaches

•      Munnar –  The exquisite hill station

•      Thekkady and Wayanad

The ideal time for visiting Kerala is from September to April.

2. Srinagar, Kashmir

Best known as the heaven on earth, Srinagar is one of the best family vacation destinations in India. Srinagar is deemed the jewel of Kashmir as its breathtaking places lure one to visit it once in a lifetime. Its rich culture, nature, vegetation, hospitality etc makes you want to stay here forever. You can also visit the Hazratbal Shrine.

April to October is the best time to visit this place.

The following are the major tourist attractions in Kashmir:

•      Dal Lake

•      Tulip Garden

•      Shalimar Bagh

•      Pari Mahal

•      Chashme Shahi

3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is one of the most sought after family vacation destinations in India. Its rich culture, scenic beauty, vegetation, hospitality etc amalgamates well with its weather. The toy train there is most relished by the kids, and shopping at Mall Road is a charm for all the travelers.

The major tourist sites are:

•      The Ridge

•      Jakhoo Temple

•      Rashtrapati Niwas

•      Christ Chruch

•      Shimla Heritage museum

You can go visit the place between March to June, and July to September.

4.  Darjeeling

Darjeeling, which boasts of the quiet vicinity of Peace Pagoda and the Toy Train, is one of the most desired family holiday destinations. Mount Kanchenjunga, in the backdrop, allures one with its magnificent view; it indeed is a treat to the eyes.

The ideal time for you to visit this place is from October to March.

The following are the tourist attractions you visit:

•      Peace Pagoda

•      Rock Garden

•      Batasia Loop

•      Himalayan Zoological park

•      Samsing

•      Bhutia Busty Monastery

5. Shillong, Meghalaya

Commonly known as the “Scotland of the East” or “The Abode of Clouds”, Shillong is one of the best family holiday destinations. Shillong is replete with magnificent waterfalls, mesmeric gardens, lush vegetation, picturesque landscapes, etc. Surrounded by clouds, Shillong does make you feel like living amongst the clouds.

The major tourist attractions include:

•      Shillong Peak

•      Ward’s Lake

•      Mawlynnong – the cleanest village in Asia

•      Elephant Falls

•      Mausynram

•      Don Bosco Museum

•      Lady Hydari Park

To visit this place, the ideal time would be from September to May.

6. Goa

Don’t you want to just sit and relax, sipping a drink, and relish the majestic views of the beaches? Then Goa would just be the right place for you. Goa is also one of the best family holiday destinations. Besides a myriad of beaches, this place also has so many things to offer, such as Portuguese churches and forts, adventure sports and so on. And if you are a food lover, you will find a wide range of seafood offered to you.

The places you must visit when you are in Goa are:

•      Fort Aguada

•      Dudhsagar Falls

•      Museum of Christian Art

•      Naval Aviation Museum

•      Church of St Cajetan

To visit this place, the favorable time is from mid-November to mid-February.

7.Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur is also known as the Pink City, it is one of the most coveted family holiday destinations. This place offers forts and magnificent palaces, architectural marvels, beautiful gardens, exquisite monuments, museums, and courtyards. Jaipur thus makes a great family holiday destination.

Major tourist sites include:

•      Hawa Mahal

•      Jantar Mantar

•      Jal Mahal

•      Jaigarh Fort

•      Amer Fort

•      Albert Hall Museum

•      Nahargarh Fort

November to February is the ideal time to visit Jaipur.

When you visit these family vacation destinations, the very first thing you look for is the accommodation. And for this, family hotels are the best option to choose from. Family hotels are set up in such a way so as to cater to the needs of the visitors of all ages, right from toddlers, kids to teens, adults and elderly people. Family hotels provide you with all the necessities you need; it is the place where you can relax and kids have their own space to have fun.

Prior to planning your trip to any of these destinations, make sure you avail yourself of the family holiday packages. One might wonder as to why go for the family holiday package option. Let us tell you why. Family holiday packages avail you with complete relaxation and activities for your family. Family holiday packages offer myriad historical tours, sightseeing trips, adventurous sites, mesmerizing beaches, mountain getaways and many more. No matter where you go, the family holiday package has all your wishes covered.

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